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Collection Level Description: Journal of W.P. Emerton

Reference: MSS. Eng. e. 2722-9
Title: Journal of W.P. Emerton
Dates of Creation: 1863-1915
Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Wolseley Partridge Emerton (b. 1843) was a barrister (Inner Temple, 1882) and economist. He matriculated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1863.

Scope and Content

Journal of W.P. Emerton, compiled mainly in Oxford, 1863-1915 (many gaps). The 1863 volume, the first that Emerton compiled, is badly damp-stained, but remains fairly legible. The 1898 volume contains pencil notes by one of Emerton's daughters on members of the family and others mentioned in the journal.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The journal was bought from Titles, Oxford, 1992.

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Related Units of Description

The Library also holds an interleaved and annotated copy of one of Emerton's works, De Conjecturis Ultimarum Voluntatum (Oxford, 1894; shelfmark Rec. e. 180), which was bought with his journal.

Access Points

Law | Great Britain

Diaries | 1863-1915

Emerton | Wolseley Partridge | b 1843 | Barrister and Economist

University of Oxford

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